Prescription for Change

A film by Tami Gold and Lyn Goldfarb

1986 | 30 minutes | VHS | Order No. 99213


Nurses: traditionally female, underpaid, and underappreciated. PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at nursing.


Tami Gold

Tami Gold is a visual artist who began working in media in the early 1970's in the Newsreel Film Collective of the anti-Vietnam War movement. In addition to painting, sculpture and writing, she is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Most recently Tami directed (with Larry Shore, Producer/Director) RFK IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID: A RIPPLE OF HOPE, a documentary about Robert Kennedy's visit to South Africa in 1966 and the connection between the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. In 2006, Tami produced and directed a video about the popular struggle in Oaxaca, Mexico, LAND RAIN AND FIRE (with Gerardo Renique), which aired internationally on Spanish language TV. In 2004, Tami produced and directed EVERY MOTHER’S SON (with Kelly Anderson) winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award and broadcast on the PBS series POV. This film profiles three mothers whose son’s were killed by the NYPD and unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change. In 2000, Tami produced and directed MAKING A KILLING (with Kelly Anderson), a documentary that addresses the marketing practices of the tobacco industry in the developing world. Tami has produced and directed over 20 films including: ANOTHER BROTHER, the story of an African American Vietnam Veteran which aired on PBS; JUGGLING GENDER, which aired on Reel New York and screened at the New York Film Festival's video series. She is the recipient of a Rockefeller Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Video Arts Fellowships from the New Jersey and New York State Councils on the Arts, the Excellence in the Arts Award from the Manhattan Borough President, The American Film Institutes Independent Filmmakers Production Fellowship. Her work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whiney Museum, The Chicago Arts Institute, The Kennedy Center, The American Film Institute, The British Film Institute, The Public Theatre among others. Tami is a Professor at Hunter College and the Hunter Chapter Chair of the PSC CUNY. (8/14)

Lyn Goldfarb

Lyn Goldfarb has produced, directed and written documentaries and series for PBS and major cable for the past 30 years. She has also been an instructor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and in 2010, at the American Center, U.S. Embassy, and Yangon, Myanmar. Her series and documentaries for PBS include: CALIFORNIA AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, JAPAN: MEMOIRS OF A SECRET EMPIRE, THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE FIRST CENTURY, THE NEW LOS ANGELES, PEOPLE IN MOTION, and WITH BABIES AND BANNERS. She is currently in production on a feature documentary BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE. Goldfarb has also produced short documentaries for museums, exhibitions and non-profits. She has received an Academy Award nomination, two Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, two Du-Pont Columbia Awards, CINE Golden Eagle, three Bronze Telly Awards and numerous others. She has served as a judge for the National Endowment for the Humanities, DGA and WGA Documentary Awards, the International Documentary Association, DuPont Columbia Awards, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, among others. She has received major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, California Humanities Council, and the Ford Foundation. She has filmed in 13 countries throughout the world. (8/14)


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